iago-vL writes: "The long-awaited Nmap Security Scanner version 5.00 was just released (download)! This marks the most important release since 1997, and is a huge step in Nmap's evolution from a simple port scanner to an all-around security and networking tool suite. Significant performance improvements were made, and dozens of scripts were added. For example, Nmap can now log into Windows and perform local checks (PDF), including Conficker detection. New tools included in 5.00 are Ncat, a modern reimplementation of Netcat (with IPv6, SSL, NAT traversal, port redirection, and more!), and Ndiff, for quickly comparing scan results. Other tools are in the works for future releases, but we're still waiting for them to add email and ftp clients so we can finally get off Emacs!"
Pooua writes: "Emery Berger, of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has developed a computer program that he claims greatly reduces the risk of application crashes and common hacker exploits by separating programs far apart from each other in RAM. Berger's program, called DieHard, is available at no charge for non-commercial use.
theodp writes: "UPDATE: The Financial Times is now reporting that Apple 'falsified' files on CEO Steve Jobs' options to show that a full board meeting had taken place to approve 7.5m stock options that were handed to Jobs in 2001 without the required authorisation from the company's board of directors."